Homer: Kids' Learn-to-Read App

Homer: Kids' Learn-to-Read App

By Homer

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Current Version: 4.0.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 146.27 MB
  • Developer: Homer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
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Description

More than 1000 learn-to-read lessons, games, and stories teach your child to read and love reading! “In the short time we've been using Homer we have seen a complete change in the way our daughter looks at school and learning!” - Alexandra E., mom of a 4 year old. Common Sense Media gives Homer 5 stars. Download the Homer app and learn to read anytime, anywhere. After a 30-day free trial, Homer costs only $7.99/month. You can easily cancel at anytime during your free trial. THE HOMER LEARN-TO-READ METHOD: Homer takes your child's interests and current reading level and creates a personalized learn-to-read plan unique to every child. The program starts with stories & skills just right for toddlers and grows with them all the way up to age 8. Children can master ABCs, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, reading comprehension and more. A digital library of fairytales, fables, stories, songs, science, and history keep kids learning and loving it. Well-known titles and characters include Goldilocks, Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Sid the Science Kid, Thomas the Tank Engine, Superkids, Aesop’s Fables and many more. PRESS AND REVIEWS Homer has been featured on the TODAY Show, Morning Joe, in the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Parents Magazine, and Common Sense Media and has won the prestigious Teachers Choice and Moms Choice Awards. "In just six weeks, with no intervention from teachers, students who used Homer for 15 minutes per day improved the key skills most highly correlated with future reading success. That’s a big deal.” - Dr. Susan B. Neuman, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Professor of Early Childhood & Literacy Education, NYU As quoted in USA Today “One of the most comprehensive apps for teaching reading.” The New York Times “Reading made my daughter anxious before and this method makes it more fun filled!” Mom of a 4 year old KEY FEATURES Personalized learning pathway unique to each child 1,000+ lessons on phonics, sight words, ABCs, and more New animated stories delivered every Saturday Digital library of 200+ stories for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids up to age 8 Science and History lessons to build vocabulary Art and Music activities to foster creativity 150+ Printable Worksheets, Learning Games, Puzzles and Offline Activities 60 early readers to practice phonics, sight words and decoding Record feature that captures children reading their first book Parent dashboard to track your child’s progress Individual profiles for up to 4 children in one subscription SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS Homer offers an auto-renewing subscription for $7.99 per month, billed monthly starting at the end of the 30 day free trial. Your Homer subscription will automatically renew at the end of each month and your credit card will be charged automatically through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time during your free trial from your iTunes account settings and your account will not be charged. After your auto-renewing monthly subscription begins, you can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. FOR EDUCATORS Throughout 2017-2018, Homer is free to qualified and verified teachers and librarians to support educational instruction with progress tracking for up to 32 individual students. Contact support@homerapp.com for help or suggestions, or visit https://homerlearning.zendesk.com/hc/en-us Privacy Policy: http://learnwithhomer.com/privacy/ Terms of Use: https://learnwithhomer.com/terms/

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  • They sold my email address to a political campaign.

    1
    By Johnny Storm
    I registered with a special email that allowed me to track where it would end up. Well it ended up in the hands of a political campaign. Please beware.
  • Doesn’t Work

    1
    By RobertsLA
    I love the idea of this, but the app isn’t working. I signed up for the free trial subscription and my son’s first path is matching - there are only 3 cards showing up and there aren’t matches available but it keeps telling him to flip another card to find the match. Very frustrating. Will need to cancel the trial until it’s fixed.
  • Not Enough to Do! My 5 year old finished in one week :(

    3
    By Megnamerc
    I love this app, but my daughter played for a week and finished it. It said she needed a new level and there were none. This is very disappointing. They say it’s for 4-8 but clearly that isn’t true. I wanted this to take her to the next level and would have subscribed but it does not have that capacity.
  • Can’t get out of annual renewal

    1
    By maryakct
    I used this app with a student I tutored and paid a yearly subscription. I was charged for the next year, didn’t notice it, and never used it. I was charged for the following year and disputed it. It took several emails over several weeks of time but I think I finally got a refund. I told them I was not going to be using it again. This year, I was charged for a yearly subscription again. NOT a happy customer.
  • Really great app for kids

    5
    By sbaker056
    My daughter’s teacher recommended it, and I’m so glad. We do some lessons every night after dinner, and it’s a fun way to wind down, while still being educational. My daughter really loves the stories where she can record herself, and is so proud to show off her skills.
  • Great content with some big flaws

    3
    By Pentoozi
    We had been subscribers to Homer for a few years. In the beginning we really loved it. Our kids were about 4 and 2 years old. Our daughter used Homer all the time and I do think it helped her reading skills. Both my kids were upset with the big update to the Wickles when they lost the carousel at the intro screen - I tend to agree. The carousel was lovely and easy. The Wickles are slow and the screen is crowded. We continued on. Our son started using it often too and we were so very excited with the postcards. We were supposed to be able to log in in our own account and even have family members send postcards to our children. We could do it (sometimes) but our family members couldn’t and it had so many bugs. My son still made hundreds of postcards that just got sent to “Homer”. Our biggest issue however, and the reason we stopped subscribing, was the user account issue. We had an account for our daughter and one for our son, and we should be able to create them- NOT the children. They were able to create extra accounts and use their sibling’s account and therefore tracking their progress and data was becoming very problematic. We contacted support several times but this issue was never resolved. I was very sad because I REALLY think the content is amazing. The folk songs and illustrations are really gorgeous. The stories and history lessons amazing. The games are creative and the reading programs are well-done. And my kids loved getting their Saturday Surprise. Because we stopped paying we lost ALL of our children’s data (all those amazing postcards, drawings and voice recordings) from their four years of use. Pretty disappointing :-(
  • Kindergarteners expected to read

    5
    By AsianSoul2468
    Tried it because kindergarteners are expected to read. BEST PURCHASE EVER! Games and stories are short and keep interest. Content changes as my daughter continues along her pathway. She's already starting to recognize letters, even trying to name them. She saw a capital F and called it an E, but that's an amazing start! She loves making silly letter creatures and fairy stories with stickers. She can record her voice at the end of some of the stories, and the really great thing about that is that I can access all of her sticker pictures, voice recordings and such. Speaking of stories, there is a wide variety, including informational text, fantasy, science fiction, etc. and she gets to choose between three different stories each time. For as cheap as it is every month and how much my daughter is learning, this is the best purchase I've ever made!
  • dad

    5
    By Bosco12367545
    This is a very child friendly, creative and informative app. My daughter loves it. And customer service has been especially helpful. Thank you, Homer🤩
  • Wow

    5
    By Besting own
    Lots of new amazing activities!!!! Homer is the Best!!!!! We already love the new Thanksgiving story game! I know my daughter will make up some super holiday tales using it!
  • Great app to improve reading

    5
    By BlueSkyAndButterflies
    It is my daughter go-to app, she loves the stories and the songs and her reading skills keep improving. Thumbs up for Homer!

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